Tibet

A land of breathtaking mountain scenery, sweeping landscapes and a rich Buddhist culture with monasteries, prayer flags, yaks and nomads.

Tibet is located in the highest region of the world, which is why it is often referred to as the 'Roof of the World'. The capital, Lhasa, is home to the world Heritage site of Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Gyantse is a tradtional Tibetan town and is famous for its wool and carpet production. Whist Tibet is off the normal tourist trail, vistors will receive a warm welcome from the locals.

Best Time to Travel

Our Orient travel experts suggest that the severe climatic conditions and great discrepancy in daily and seasonal temperatures are due mainly to the high altitude. Mid-spring, summer and early autumn get rather warm. Early spring gets cold, especially in the mornings and at night. A similar climatic situation applies to the late autumn and winter months.

Featured Tibet Journeys

Private17 days, from AU$16,560
China, Tibet & the Yangzi

Unlock ancient secrets and witness natural wonders in a journey through the very best of China and Tibet. From Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace and Shanghai’s futuristic skyline.

Private17 days, from AU$16,560
Group of 1812 days, from AU$13,195
Nepal & Tibet: From the Jungle to the Roof of the World - A Marco Polo Journey

Venture from the lofty Himalaya to the wild jungle as you flightsee Mount Everest, track one-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park, explore Lhasa's Potala Palace and unwind in the lush foothills of Dhulikhel.

Group12 days, from AU$13,195
Private11 days, from AU$9,300
Cultures of Yunnan & Tibet

​Immerse yourself in the bygone cultures and impossibly beautiful mountains of China’s Yunnan province and Tibet. Journey along the ancient Tea Horse Road, so-named for the Chinese who traded tea for Tibetan horses.

Private11 days, from AU$9,300

Featured Accommodation

Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa

​Located within walking distance of some of the Tibetan capital's best-known attractions is the first Shangri-La hotel in Tibet which exudes local elegance within tranquil and ancient surroundings and distinctive Tibetan architecture.

Songtsam Linka Shangri-La, Northern Yunnan

The Songtsam Linka Shangri-La is a boutique lodge with 75 rooms and suites, each decorated with traditional Tibetan carpets and antiques. Some of the rooms are compact, but all have modern comforts.

Tsedang Hotel

​Centrally located in Tsedang, Tsedang Hotel is the most comfortable place to base yourself from when exploring this party of Tibet.

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